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Poster: c-freedom Date: May 26, 2014 5:29pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: prosecutors can aggregate (war on drUgS)

dream and lie;

I always felt that DECRIMINALIZATION
not 'legalization' was the road.
A guy just got nailed here in Florida for almost the same exact charge as the dude in Texas so obviously this is not an isolated thing.
Just like we all knew that the same 5-0 being in every city on tour was not just a coincidence.
Or the various State and local agencies all looking for exactly the same type evidence.
Heaven help the person who really believes that hidden compartment in their Jerry bear is a safe stash container.
"Inside every man's chest there beats a heart"






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Poster: dream and lie Date: May 26, 2014 7:56pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: prosecutors can aggregate (war on drUgS)

I'm with you on alternative approaches to drug policy, and frankly, I think some legalization is in order. The advantage of outright legalization for me is that it economically undercuts illegal activity, and I just think that some illegal drugs are the sort of thing that an adult can rationally make decisions about without need for the specter of criminal penalties.

But even putting that aside, it seems pretty clear to me that punishment should be keyed to the amount of the illegal substance rather than amount of legal stuff it's mixed with. That just seems like an obvious oversight in the way the law is written. Obviously it's not less bad to have an illegal drug than it is to have an illegal drug dissolved in pasta sauce.

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Poster: c-freedom Date: May 26, 2014 8:06pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: prosecutors can aggregate (war on drUgS)

Straight up 'dream and lie' so much of this seems to fall into the category of wrong place and wrong time as well as sentencing having no basis in reality.
The problem I see on the horizon for legalization is once you get out of prohibition and into "hey, go down to the store and pick up a six pack and some kind bud" it will be just like how you don't see too may stills around today. Well, I am pretty sure you won't be seeing much of the homegrown either down the road. (Alaska has a decent take on herb for personal consumption -vs- dealer/ distribution)
The Psychedelics really are a whole different kettle of fish . People smoking pot not much of a threat to da system (heck many enforcement folks puff). But the reason Dead tour drew the wrath of the DEA was the Liquid.
If someone made a film about L.S.D beyond the goofiness of 'the Trip' with Peter Fonda it would blow some minds for sure. Government experiments on 'volunteers' goes haywire, use as weapon uncontrollable, threat to domestic security.
I mean it is pretty crazy. Sounds like a plot for a Sci-Fi. Also it would seem to me that Heroin over the years has done more damage to the people of the United States especially its artists and musicians then all the bad trips on acid ever could.
But hey Liquor has ruined many lives and that's not just with the drinking and driving. Look at how that devastated the native American population circa anytime after Columbus.
I am rambling now and might break into an 'Easy Answers' chorus.
Also I can't tell you how many times I hear that a friend or loved one has gotten a 'Lung Cancer' diagnosis after quitting cigarettes 20/30 years before and wham in less than a year they are gone.